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The Annunciation – a poem


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I heard recently an interesting advent sermon from Andrew Robinson (who once contributed stimulating things over here), about Mary. I won’t blame Andrew for anything I write here, but as protestants we can be hasty to throw Mary out completely, as smelling of Catholicism with a mere mention, and yet she has things to teach

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Advent reading


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I did start some advent readings this year, and then bombed, superbly. But I have started to read The Jesus Storybook by Sally Lloyd-Jones again, because I love it, and it is relevant after all. Here is the introduction.

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The strangeness of faces


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I started reading Lila, by Marilynne Robinson, on Saturday night (which was bad, as before I knew it it was 11.30 pm, and I had many places to be on Sunday). So much that could be quoted, but I liked this little section, from Lila’s bewildered musing on reading of the likenesses of the faces

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The Always and Forever Love


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There ought to have been a blog announcement made, with great fanfare, about this, but I did finally finish reading through the ESV Study Bible and notes. That was a very worthwhile exercise, but I am glad to be done with that monster of a book. My bible reading has been a big ad hoc

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A Steadfast Heart


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I am totally hooked on re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia and am currently in The Silver Chair (and they are so very edifying!). However, I have also just finished reading, on bus trips here and there, another book I discovered on my gifted Kindle called A Steadfast Heart – Experiencing God’s Comfort in Life’s Storms, by

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